Re: Red Sox bullpen burning out early from overuse
posted at 5/7/2013 9:06 AM EDT
Any GM who is paying Dumpster and Lackey 30 million a year is not competent.
Ben inherited Lackey's contract. He is obliged to pay it. I guess those details just don't matter to clowns.
Breslow, Bailey and Hanrahan's injuries were not a result of overuse.
Our 2013 starters have averaged exatly 6 IP per start (192/32).
Our 2012 starters averaged 5.73 IP per start. That a pretty significant differential- unnoticed by the clown.
In 2012 our offense scored 0-3 runs 79 times (48.8%), 4 runs 17 times, and 5+ runs 66 times. The median runs scored was 4.
In 2013 our offense has scored 0-3 runs 12 times (37.5%), 4 runs 2 times, and 5+ runs 18 times. The median runs scored is 5.
More facts the clown is ignoring.
The clown other favorite ploy is to claim the Sox offense is aided by playing half the games at Fenway. While true, he ignores the fact that we are a top 3 road OPS team so far this year.
Our staff has done a great job so far this season. Of course it is early, and I don't expect these numbers to hold up all year, but so far...
The 2013 staff & defense has allowed ...
0-3 runs 16 times (50%)
4 runs 6 times (19%)
5 runs 5 times (16%)
6+ runs 5 times (16%, including just 6% with 9 or more runs allowed))
The 2012 staff:
6+ 35% (including 13% with 9 or more runs allowed)
These numbers show the main difference between 2012 and 2013. No, it's not "giddiness". I realize the season is early, and we are bound to hit some more rough patches over the next few months, but there are sure some signs of things turning around that the clown chooses to ignore out of some ego driven need to feel superior and all- knowing.